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Master mosaic making at Moreton session

Events, Features, Places by Adam 1 Comment »

Mosaic Mirror (c) Debbie Stirling 2007Put your creative skills to the test in Moreton on the Marsh this month when the Moreton Area Centre hosts a mirror-making art event.

The single day session – which takes place on Tuesday November 13th – will allow keen pupils to make their own mosaic mirror using pieces of broken china, porcelain and other materials. To add a personal touch, artists can bring along any special bits and bobs they wish to include in their designs, while local artist Debbie Stirling will be on hand to offer help and advice.

The pupils will also learn how to cut and fix china to create their own personal piece of art work which they can take home with them. The finished mirror could then hang in a favourite room of the house, or perhaps be given as a Christmas present.

The session runs from 10am to 4pm and tickets cost £35 per person, which includes materials and tea or coffee, although lunch is not included. Booking is essential and anyone interested should contact the Moreton Area Centre on 01608 650881.

For more information on this and other events taking place, please contact Helen Arbon at the Corinium Museum on 01285 655611.

Moreton Area Centre – High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AZ

Autumn Show at the Where I Fell in Love Gallery – Shipston-on-Stour

Events, Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

Where I fell in love gallery exhibitionSunday 14th October – Sunday 18th November, Where I Fell in Love Gallery

Bruno Dauvin has gathered together exhibits by the following four leading British artists for his Autumn Show.

Ceramicists Emma Rodgers and David Jones, Painter Anuk Naumann and Woodturner Mike Scott “Chai”, all leaders in their respective artistic fields.

Emma Rodgers is a Wirral based artist who has been modelling ceramics since an early age.She studied at Wolverhampton University (as a student of David Jones) and since graduating has exhibited worldwide including the Victoria & Albert Museum , Royal Academy of Art, S.O.F.A. Chicago and The William Zimmer Gallery California. Her work has received local and international acclaim, The National Museums Liverpool have purchased her work for their collection and she has been short listed for the Liverpool Art Prize 2007.

Her figures are amazing. She has modelled monkeys, cats, hares, birds, cats, dogs, lizards and bulls. Emma has recently started to experiment with different materials such as bronze and she has also started to make human figurines that other pieces are added to including feathers and pieces of jewellery.

David Jones has been a Senior Lecturer in the University of Wolverhampton for the past fifteen years and is currently Leamington based. His Raku fired ceramics have been exhibited and are in public and private collections in Europe, Japan, Korea and the USA.
Raku is a form of Japanese pottery characterised by low firing temperatures, lead glazes and the removal of pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot. Raku is considered the traditional method for creating bowls for the Japanese tea ceremony.

Anuk Naumann was born in Bristol but is now based at Great Rollright in Oxfordshire. Her grandfather was an artist and he and the rest of her family have given her much inspiration for her artistic career. After experimenting with various media she chose to work with water-colour paints, acrylic and other mixed-media techniques. She has exhibited at many leading galleries throughout the UK and her work has been included in several Harper Collins art books. She will be exhibiting paintings of one of her favourite areas – Provence.

Mike Scott “Chai”is a highly respected Oxfordshire based woodturner who has been producing one of a kind wood vessels since 1985 and is known as one of the pioneers of freestyle woodturning. His approach is intuitive, exploiting the characteristics of the wood by turning, sandblasting, texturing, carving and the addition of other found objects or materials. He has exhibited widely in the UK, USA and Germany and his work is in many public and private collections.

Mike aquired the name “Chai”, which he uses to sign his work, which is a shortened version of a Sanskrit word meaning “awareness” or “consciousness” given to him by his then Indian guru.

Where I Fell In Love Gallery
The Shambles
Market Place
Shipston-on-Stour
Warwickshire
CV36 4AG
Telephone 01608 663809
www.whereifellinlovegallery.com

The Gallery is nomally open Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 17.00

Lucy Pratt Exhibition at the Fosse Gallery Stow-on-the-Wold

Events, Features, Places by Tony 1 Comment »

(c) Lucy Pratt. Wild Gladioli, Ivy CottageSaturday 13th October – Lucy Pratt, a year of visual pursuits

The latest exhibition at the Fosse Gallery is paintings by Lucy Pratt. Lucy is one of the true Impressionist English painters working today.

‘Arty-ology’ event at Cirencester’s Corinium Museum

Events, Features by Adam 1 Comment »

Come to the Corinium Museum, Cirencester this autumn and discover your creative side, thanks to ‘Arty-ology’, a drop-in drawing session for the whole family being held on Saturday October 13th.

The event, which runs from 11am-3pm, will give young and old alike the chance to draw unusual artefacts from the museum’s collection and experiment with a range of different art materials provided by museum staff. Artist and illustrator Darrell Warner – who has worked with Disney and illustrated classic novels such as Wuthering Heights and Frankenstein – will also be on hand to offer help, hints and advice to budding artists.

‘Arty-ology’ is part of The Big Draw 2007, the Campaign for Drawing’s annual flagship event, which aims to celebrate creativity, encourage art and artists and get everybody drawing. Thousands of people will take part in drawing-themed events at over 1300 venues across the country in October.

The event is being run as part of Family Learning Week, an annual awareness drive supported by the Campaign for Learning, which highlights the importance families can have in supporting learning. This year’s Family Learning Week will run from October 6th-14th.

Anyone interested in the event should drop into the museum between 11am and 3pm on October 13th to take part. The cost of the event is included with the museum admission price, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Article included with kind permission of Cotswold District Council - www.cotswold.gov.uk

Fold 1,000 cranes for good luck

Features by Adam No Comments »

Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery is inviting all visitors to create a simple origami crane with the challenge of creating 1000 cranes to bring good luck for Gloucestershire’s future.

In Japan, the crane is a symbol of long life, prosperity and good health. Join in and fold a crane for each year of Gloucestershire to wish another 1000 years of long life, prosperity and good health for the county. Simple origami folded cranes will be made and displayed in the museum and art gallery.
(Free entry).

Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery,
Brunswick Road,
Gloucester,
GL1 1HP

Re-Aquaintances. The Royal Academy revisit the Fosse Gallery

Events, Features, Places by Tony 1 Comment »

William Bowyer RA, Beach at Walberswick.

Saturday 8th September – Saturday 29th September

Fosse Gallery Fine Art Stow-on-the-Wold

Sixteen members of the Royal Academy (RA) revisit the Fosse Gallery in September.

The members are:-

Anthony Eyton, Mary Fedden, Leonard McComb, Ken Howard, Mick Rooney, Flavia Irwin, Eileen Cooper, Gus Cummins, William Bowyer, Fred Cuming, David Remfry, Sonia Lawson, Maurice Cockrill, Frederick Gore, Jean Cooke and Philip Sutton.

This is a rare exhibition of over 40 paintings exclusively by members of the RA, as their work is usually never seen as a dedicated exhibition outside London.

The Fosse Gallery is often described as one of the most important galleries outside London. It is committed to showing the best of British figurative and narrative art in mixed and solo exhibitions.

For almost thirty years, the Gallery has shown works by famous RA members including Eurich, Frink, Knight, Weight, Spear, Lowry and Augustus John to mention a few. Now, with the present illustrious list, this wonderful collaboration can be renewed.

The current exhibition presents a broad grouping of painters, covering several strands of representational and abstract painting.

The present owner Sharon Wheaton joined the gallery in 1998 and took it over a year ago.

“From the moment I took over the Fosse Gallery, I set out to stage a substantial exhibition of paintings by current Royal Academicians.

It is important to have an established provincial art gallery supporting RA members’ work.

What joins us together is their unshakeable faith in the painted image and my abiding desire to represent them. This exhibition is a celebration of the collaboration between the Fosse Gallery and the artists who are honoured to be Royal Academicians.”

The Gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday 10.30 – 17.00 or by appointment.

Fosse Gallery Fine Art
The Manor House
The Square
Stow-on-Wold
Gloucestershire GL54 1AF
Telephone 01451 831319

www.fossegallery.com

Potential new Academicians are nominated by the existing Royal Academicians. Nominees must be artists under the age of 75 and professionally active in the UK. They have to fall into one of the Royal Academy’s categories of art – painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture.

www.royalacademy.org.uk

Image: William Bowyer RA, Beach at Walberswick.
Used with kind permission of The Fosse Gallery

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